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Ribes lacustre
SWAMP CURRANT

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Family: GrossulariaceaeView Description 

Common Name: GOOSEBERRY FAMILY
Habit: Shrub, generally < 4 m. Stem: generally erect; nodal spines 0--9; internodal bristles generally 0; twigs generally hairy, generally glandular. Leaf: simple, alternate, generally clustered on short, lateral branchlets, petioled, generally deciduous; blade generally palmately 3--5-lobed, generally thin, generally dentate or serrate, base generally cordate. Inflorescence: raceme, axillary, generally pendent, 1--25-flowered; pedicel generally not jointed to ovary, generally hairy or glandular; bract generally green. Flower: bisexual, radial; hypanthium tube exceeding ovary; sepals generally 5, generally spreading; petals generally 5, generally < sepals, generally flat; stamens generally 5, alternate petals, generally inserted at level of petals (hypanthium top), anthers generally free, generally +- not exceeding petals, generally glabrous, tips generally rounded; ovary inferior, chamber 1, ovules many, styles generally 2, generally fused except at tip, generally glabrous. Fruit: berry.
Genera In Family: 1 genus, 120 species: northern hemisphere, temperate South America. Some cultivated as food, ornamental. Note: Hypanthium data refer to part above ovary; statements about ovary hairs actually refer to the hypanthium around the ovary. At one time included in Saxifragaceae.
Unabridged Note: The family name Grossulariaceae has been conserved, evidently because the genus name on which it is based, Grossularia, is illegitimate.
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael R. Mesler & John O. Sawyer, Jr.
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: RibesView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: CURRANT, GOOSEBERRY

Etymology: (Arabic: for plants of this genus)

Ribes lacustre (Pers.) Poir.
NATIVE
Habit: Plant < 1 m. Stem: prostrate to ascending; nodal spines 3--9; internodes bristly. Leaf: blade 3--5 cm, deeply 3--7-lobed, hairs 0 or sparse, nonglandular, adaxially dark green, abaxially light green. Inflorescence: 5--15-flowered; pedicel jointed to ovary. Flower: hypanthium 1 mm, saucer-shaped; sepals 1.5 mm, green, purple, or cream with darker veins; petals 1 mm, purple; styles free to base. Fruit: 4--6 mm, black; hairs glandular. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Ecology: Along creeks, seeps, meadow margins; Elevation: 1065--2525 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRH, CaRH; Distribution Outside California: to Alaska, eastern North America. Flowering Time: Jun--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael R. Mesler & John O. Sawyer, Jr.
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Citation for this treatment: Michael R. Mesler & John O. Sawyer, Jr. 2016. Ribes lacustre, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=41413, accessed on February 11, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 11, 2016.


Ribes lacustre
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Ribes lacustre
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Ribes lacustre
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Geographic subdivisions for Ribes lacustre:
KR, NCoRH, CaRH;
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